I assisted with a preservation campaign seeking to make the East Hollywood bungalow court where Charles Bukowski wrote "Post Office" named an official Historic-Cultural monument, an urgent issue since property investors had evicted the tenants and listed the property on Craigslist as a $1.3million tear down.
The owners claimed the property did not deserve recognition because Bukowski was, believe it or not, a Nazi. He was no such thing.
Much to our delight and amazement, the Cultural Heritage Commission and City Council agreed that this spot is worthy of being saved, and this week it was named a monument! We don't know what the future holds for DeLongpre, but on March 9, the anniversary of Buk's death, it will be the honored centerpiece of our Esotouric bus adventure Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's LA.
Causes Kim Cooper Supports
Los Angeles Conservancy/ Modcom
California Bat Conservation Fund